Wouldn't you like to share some of those apples with your children or even grandchildren? How can you save a piece of that treasured memory? You can do it by grafting!
Grafting a healthy piece of that tree onto a new young rootstock will allow you to keep producing those same apples for years to come. You'll be able to share with your family and friends, not only the memories, but also the flavor of those apples, and maybe even the pies if Grandma shared her secret recipe! Maybe you'll make several to share as heirloom trees for all the cousins and grandkids.
presented by Abundant Design & Nine Square Feet
Saturday, April 7th 2018
West Des Moines Public Library
Millie Knee Classroom
4000 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines , IA 50265
West Des Moines Library Calendar-
Nine Square Feet is partnering with Abundant Design to bring you this fruit tree grafting class from 10:00am to 11:30am. Jeff Reiland will demonstrate grafting techniques and show you how to care for your grafted trees. Select from popular or historic apple varieties, or bring scion from your favorite apple tree to preserve a variety that has personal significance to you. Each participant will graft 3 apple trees for a materials fee of $30. If rootstock is leftover, you'll have the opportunity to graft additional trees for $10 each. Class size is limited, so reserve your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this sounds good, or even if you just want to acquire a new skill, you'll want to make plans to attend this workshop. During the workshop you will learn how to graft trees and gain valuable hands on experience.
Each attendee will be able to graft three trees to take home. Materials include three rootstocks, three pieces of scion wood, grafting tape and compound. Follow the event page for updates, space is limited and there may split it into two sessions.
I highly recommend you bring your own knife to the grafting workshop, and to have for future use. A utility knife will do in a pinch (even electrical tape and petroleum jelly can substitute for the tape and compound) but these are the real deal and should provide many future trees to be done.
Graft your own later with these tools and supplies
Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for an upcoming review of the grafting tool!
Maybe you'll eventually try a triple graft for three varieties on one tree! Maybe even more!
And don't forget our Annual Seed Exchange this Saturday, with returning musical guests Sweet Tater Teronde and Randy Gibson!
See you soon!